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Author Topic: How far are we away from 3D printing clocks?  (Read 1812 times)
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Ken_Shea
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« on: January 14, 2015, 10:36:21 AM »

Talking about home users not high dollar commercia l units.

I see the quality of prints really improving, unfortuan atly seeing prices jump as well.

Ken

HAHA just discovere d it's already done, shoulda known I guess.
http://www.digitalurban.org/2013/09/3d-printed-clock.html

I really "NEED" a 3D printer Cheesy

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 04:27:00 PM »

Check this out.   This is a pretty ambitious 3D printed clock project, with a number of test jigs and a parts library, although he seems to have gone inactive.

Gotta watch out for those 3D printers, Ken.  They're addicting, not to mention another gadget that requires endless feeding of dollars.  I'm on another mod cycle on my Printrbot, just placed my first Aliexpres s order for some T8-8 leadscrew s and nuts to replace the allthread Z axis; the new dual gear extruder improved the print quality enough it was time to focus on the little bit of Z wobble artifact the allthread/printed couplers was introduci ng.  It never ends...

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 06:47:33 PM »

Very interesti ng Kirk,

"They're addicting, not to mention another gadget that requires endless feeding of dollars."

I've a major project going on (among too many small ones) and your excerpt above is one reason I delay biting the bullet.

One is definitel y in my future though, I may start scroungin g parts and sticking them in a box for down the road, yes... that sounds like a good idea to me!

Will you be updating your new hot end/lead screw install on the PB forum?

Some time back I'd priced filament from AliBaba a sister company of AliExpres s but more volume oriented and prices were a fraction of what is charged buying by the kg here in the States. It's dang near criminal what they are charging for it. What ever the market will bear is now the philosoph y of companies irregardl ess on actual worth, value or cost.

Ken




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